The Gifted Services Advisory Committee (GSAC) is one of the 13 advisory committees under the umbrella of the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (ACTL). GSAC meets monthly during the school year, advises School Board of needs of gifted students in Arlington Public Schools, and annually reviews the Local Plan for the Gifted. This committee makes recommendations to the School Board every two years.
Joining the GSAC
We are always looking for parents, teachers, and community members to join us in our advocacy of Gifted Services in Arlington County Public Schools. If you would like to be a part of these discussion, please complete the ACTL Subject-Matter Advisory Committee Application (found at the bottom of linked page)
Meeting Dates for 2021-2022
GSAC meets once a month (September – May) on Mondays starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 8:30 PM.
ACTL Kickoff: Wednesday, September 8.
Gifted Services Advisory Meeting Dates:
This document is the five year plan for gifted services in APS. It is signed by the Superintendent, presented to the School Board for approval and is sent to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
GSAC Yearly Reports
GSAC writes a report and/or makes recommendations to support improving the ways Arlington Public Services meets the needs of its Gifted Students. These reports detail changes that are being made from year to year, along with how students are being effected by new initiatives and programs. Please look through the following reports to find out more:
Gifted Services Program Evaluation
Policy directives established for Arlington Public Schools require systematic evaluation of personnel, schools, and programs to encourage continuous improvement. All instructional program areas within the Department of Instruction conduct a districtwide program evaluation on a 6-year cycle.
The Gifted Services Office initiated the design of its program evaluation in the 2014 – 2015 school year. The results of the three-year evaluation process was presented to the APS School Board on June 29, 2017.
The Gifted Services Office initiated the design of its program evaluation in the 2005-2006 school year. The results of the two-year evaluation process was presented to the APS School Board on November 13, 2008.